Students show appreciation for watersheds in poster, essay and limerick contest

By Lori Kuykendall
Osage County Conservation District

Each year the Osage County Conservation District sponsors a poster, essay and limerick contest. Information is given to the schools in late October, and entries are due before Christmas break. The theme each year is determined by the National Association of Conservation Districts. This year’s theme was “Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home”. A total of 342 entries were received.

This year’s winners are:

  • Essays: Lexi Boss, purple, Osage City Elementary School.
  • Limericks: Emory Speece, purple; Lexi Boss, blue; Luke Orender, red; Emily Whalen, white. All limerick winners are from Osage City Elementary School.
  • Posters fourth, fifth and sixth grade: Carolina White, purple, Osage City; Jacie Koch, blue, Osage City; Allison Sloop, red, Osage City; Ashton Rowsey, white, Osage City.
  • Posters second and third grade: Landon Reed, purple, Marais des Cygnes Valley Elementary School; Roslyn Atchison, blue, Burlingame Elementary School; Braelyn McNally, red, MdCV; Shae Greene, white, Overbrook Attendance Center.
  • Posters kindergarten and first grade: Teighlynn Olson, purple; Meka Rogers, blue; Greyson Stephens, red; Graci Williams, white. All winners are in first grade at MdCV.

The top winner in each poster and essay division and the top two winners in the limerick division are sent to the state competition, which is held in the fall.

This year there were three students that received state honors: Riley Jo Petitjean, honorable mention for her poster in the fourth through sixth grade division; Colby Hokanson, honorable mention for his limerick; and Allyson Sage, second place for her limerick. All three students attend Osage City schools.

The Osage County Conservation District offered congratulations to all of the winners, noting appreciation to teachers and students for taking time to enter the contest.

The winning students will be recognized at the conservation district’s annual meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 22, 2018, at the Osage City school cafeteria.

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